My Ross ancestors lived in Westmoreland and Allegheny counties.There's a specific connection to the Lyons family and I believe there's also some connection to the McKee and Swank families.
Robert Ross was born abt 1804 probably in Westmoreland Co., PA.He lived much of his life in Tarentum, Allegheny Co. PA and died in 1883.He was married to Nancy Lyons, born abt. 1803 in Westmoreland Co., PA and died in 1886.
Their children were: Mary (married John Clinton) abt. 1822 - 1914 Jane (married Samuel Kuhn) abt. 1830 - 1894 Elizabeth 1831 - 1888 David McKee (married Sarah Ann Coss) 1832 - 1920 Sarah Ann (married James B. Finley) abt. 1835 - 1902 William abt. 1837 - 1872 John K. (married Nancy J. Finley) 1840 - 1913 Catharine b. abt. 1841 Joseph Swank (married Anna C. Bell) 1842 - 1927 Edward M.1850 - 1928
David McKee Ross is the oldest son and I am a direct descendent of his.I have not been able to find Robert's parents but I know that often the oldest son is named after a grandparent.Perhaps a McKee ties in that way?
I'm wondering if you have made any progress on your search and if you have uncovered anything that may also have ties with my line.I would be happy to share any additional information that you would find helpful.Thanks!